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Sick Enough?

Eating disorders are cruel. They make us depressed, anxious, obsessive, compulsive, routine driven and rigid… causing us to isolate and become very disabled. They make us deprive our body of essential nutrition and push it to physical limits most would not survive at. And yet despite this, we still strongly believe that we are ‘not […]

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Eating Disorder Treatment Motivation Recovery

Does Eating Disorder Recovery Need A Light Bulb Moment?

A light-bulb moment? Yesterday, I explained, in my post, More About Me!, that turning 40 this year was part of the wake up call I needed to take meaningful action against the eating disorder that had plagued my life for well over a decade. But with an eating disorder we often wait for a light […]

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Eating Disorder Treatment Motivation Recovery

Anorexia Statistics Need To Change

With eating disorders, when you see the official numbers portrayed in the media & from research it can be disheartening reading. One of the most commonly cited statistics for anorexia that always stayed with me over the years is that it is an illness of thirds… – one third will recover – one third will […]

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Eating Disorder Recovery Or Whack A Mole?

If an eating disorder were a living creature I think it would be a weasel (possibly less cute) with countless sneaky tricks it can deploy to distract, confuse, terrify & kill its prey. Recovering from an eating disorder is being vigilant to all the tricks that the ED can deploy to keep us trapped. So […]

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Putting Life On Hold For Eating Disorder Recovery

Recovery First: Putting life on hold to get well can be an important decision. One thing that pushed me to put my life on hold to recover was hitting the age of 40 this year & the reality hit of just how sick I was & how, despite being functional, the illness was trapping me: […]